WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
CLOSEOpt Out: I already like WMFE!

Like us on Facebook!

Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Many Addicts Seeking Opioid Recovery Find Relapse And Fraud 

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With addiction to opioids destroying families across America, there’s a huge need for effective treatment centers to wean addicts off drugs and into recovery.

But investigators are seeing much more insurance fraud that relies on keeping addicts hooked. Experts say it’s a lethal, multi-million dollar cycle of intentional failure, involving unscrupulous treatment providers who profit by keeping and ultimately killing their clients.

A focal point for this fraud is South Florida, where a law enforcement task force recently made more than 30 arrests.

The FBI has found unnecessary lab tests, or faked urine samples, double-billing and illegal kickbacks. Some centers even withhold treatment or give patients addictive drugs so that they relapse and keep qualifying for coverage.


Sign Up For 90.7 WMFE's Newsletter

Catch up on the latest Central Florida news and get updates on programs, events and more.

SUBSCRIBE

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

TOP